Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. First edition thus; revised and enlarged from the 1881, privately printed edition. Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) was the father of Louisa May, the author of LITTLE WOMEN. He was a friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and a major figure himself in transcendentalism who was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights. Spine ends frayed, light staining to lower rear board otherwise about very good.